The benchmark FTSE 100 closed up 16 points at 4,207 today after UK stocks ended on a mixed note. ...
The benchmark FTSE 100 closed up 16 points at 4,207 today after UK stocks ended on a mixed note.
Abbey National shed 10p to 502p after the bank announced pretax profit at its consumer unit is running up to 15% lower in 2003 compared to last year.
Electronic Data Processing rose 16p to 78.5p. The provider of data-processing services for the industry said it introduced Quantum VS Highway - a service for the electronic transmission and archiving of business documents.
Meanwhile, Goldshield Group dropped 32.5p to 180p after the company announced fiscal full- year profit would be lower than expected.
Drugmakers ended the day on a positive note as GlaxoSmithKline advanced 12p to 1,274p.
Shire Pharmaceuticals, Britain's third-largest drugmaker, also gained 12p to 445p.
Indigo Vision Group rose 2.5p to 37p after the supplier of Internet video products said its recent loss shrunk to £4.11m from £6.63m after it cut jobs and cut costs.
Manchester United advanced 3p to 148p, despite agreeing to sell David Beckham for as much as 35m euros to Real Madrid.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index is currently down 10.78 points to 9,312.24.
The S&P 500 index is up 2.06 points to 1,013.72, and Nasdaq's Composite index has so far gained 13.73 points to 1,682.17.
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